Saw – The Ride is located at Thorpe Park in Surrey. Themed to the Saw film franchise, it is the world’s first horror movie roller coaster, featuring several references to the movies. Guests experience a ‘beyond vertical’ drop of 100 degrees from a height of 100ft, this was the steepest roller coaster drop in the world when the ride first opened.
Saw – The Ride at Thorpe Park
Saw – The Ride, is the world’s first horror movie roller coaster. The ride features a vertical lift hill and a ‘beyond vertical’ drop of 100 degrees from a height of 100ft. A number of elements including a headchopper in the form of a set of spinning blades interact with the ride in order to increase the rider thrill level. Saw – The Ride is very similar to Speed:No Limits at Oakwood and Rage at Adventure Island.
Saw – The Ride Statistics
Top Speed – 89km/h 55mph
Cost – £13.5m
Est Cost Today – £19m
Length – 2362ft 720m
Height – 100ft 30m
Manufacturer – Gerstlauer
Type – Steel Euro Fighter
Lift/Launch – Vertical Chain Lift Hill
Inversions – 3
G-Force – 4.7g
Trains – 8
Passengers per Train – 8
Ride Duration – 1m 40s
Theme Park – Thorpe Park
Year Opened – 2009
Saw – The Ride is a very similar ride to Speed:No Limits at Oakwood and Rage at Adventure Island. All three rides were manufactured by Gerstlauer and all are The Euro-Fighter model. The trademark feature of the roller coaster is its beyond-vertical drop, which reaches an angle greater than 90 degrees. Although the majority of Euro-Fighters are custom designed for each installation, every design so far has included the trademark drop. A number of different track elements are possible, including vertical loops, diving loops and barrel rolls. Almost all Euro-Fighter models have a vertical chain-driven lift hill, although LSM launch systems are also available.
Saw – The Ride and Rage have the same style of roller coaster trains and the track type is also the same, however, the tracks are in a different configuration. The main similarity is that they both have a vertical climb and more-than-vertical drop which goes straight into a loop. With the similarities between the rides being so close, the team from Merlin Entertainments visited Adventure Island to learn how they operated Rage prior to the opening of Saw – The Ride.
Thorpe Park Rides and Attractions
Experience over 30 thrill rides, family attractions and unique events on a day trip or short break at Thorpe Park, one of the UK’s best theme parks.
UK Roller Coaster Rides
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Thorpe Park Roller Coasters
Thorpe Park offers a number of roller coasters, ranging from the family-friendly Flying Fish to the 205ft tall Stealth which features the fastest acceleration of any roller coaster in Europe.
An indoor junior roller coaster named X once held the record for the World’s first, theatre roller coaster in the dark. This ride has now been rethemed as The Walking Dead, a horror-themed roller coaster that mixes the theatrics of a Halloween style scare attraction with the practical effects of a traditional ghost train.
Stealth is an Intamin launch coaster themed around 1950s drag racing. The ride accelerates from 0 – 80 mph in 1.8 seconds, sending its riders 205ft into the air. Stealth has the fastest acceleration of any roller coaster in Europe and is the tallest launched coaster in the UK.
Themed around the SAW horror movie franchise, SAW – The Ride is dubbed as the world’s scariest ride. It features a drop of 100 degrees and set pieces, including rotating saw blades, to accentuate the theme.
Featuring an inverted drop, the final roller coaster in the park at the time of writing is The Swarm. This ride is the UK’s first winged roller coaster, meaning that the seats are positioned beyond the width of the roller coaster track. It has a total of 5 inversions and is 127 feet tall.
Thorpe Park Offers
Thorpe Park Resort frequently offers discounted short breaks and some great deals on Theme Park Tickets. View our webpage listing of all Thorpe Park Offers.
Food and Drink
Whatever your tastes, there is something to suit every palette from simple pizza and pasta to oriental and Mexican dishes at Thorpe Park Resort.
Thorpe Park Resort Hotel
The Shark Hotel is situated within the Thorpe Park site, a short stroll away from the roller coasters. It makes an ideal base for thrill-seekers keen to get exclusive, early morning access to the rides. The hotel sits on the banks of a serene lake and it is surprisingly easy to forget that you are just metres from some of the UK’s largest roller coasters. The hotel is close enough to the park to instil excitement, yet also offers a tranquil and secluded escape.
The on-site hotel often has some great package offers available including tickets to Thorpe Park, visit Thorpe Breaks for details.
Travelling to Thorpe Park
Thorpe Park is located 20 miles from Central London, with plenty of transport links between Junctions 11 and 13 of the M25. There are a number of ways you can get to the attraction. There is also lots of accommodation available nearby.
Travelling by Train
Regular South West Trains run from Waterloo direct to Staines, which is the recommended railway station for travelling to Thorpe Park Resort.
Approximately 5 trains run per hour to and from London Waterloo, with a journey time of between 30 to 50 minutes. Staines can also be reached directly via other mainline stations. Search for your train tickets using Raileasy.
There are lots of places to stay in the vicinity of Thorpe Park. The on-site hotel often has some great package offers available including tickets to Thorpe Park, visit Thorpe Breaks for details.
If you only planning on visiting the park for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at the self-catering cottages near Thorpe Park available from Snaptrip.
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